sumobot A 4-post collection

Sumobot Competition Site

By zombiecraig on Under sumobot

nThe sumobot site for the April 16th competition is now up and running.  This is still considered alpha but it stable enough (hopefully) to have contenders start logging in and creating accounts for their hackerspace and sumobots.  Suggestions are welcome and the full source code to the website is available via github.nnPlease keep in mind there are still lots more features planned for the site and a lot of the style-sheet stuff is not done yet.  There is a flickr feed on the main page.  If you are working on anything sumobot releated for this competition please upload your pictures to a flickr account and tag it with “sumo13”.  They will then automatically appear on the home screen of the site.nnSite: tracker:

Sumobot Prizes

By zombiecraig on Under prizes, sumobot

nOur sumobot competition is scheduled for April 16th and the time is getting closer.  If you haven’t bought parts for your bot yet you should definitely stop slacking and get to it!  I would like to announce two prizes for the competition.  One is from parallax and is a complete sumobot kit.  It comes with two sumobots, a ring and a bunch of other great stuff!  Next we have a VIP ticket for Daycon Security Summit on Oct 7th & 8th.nnStay tuned for more updates.  We have a custom website where you will be able to register as a contender, submit your bot and also check the scores of the competition 😀nnFor now, check the wiki for more information:

Open Workshop - Sumobots

By zombiecraig on Under sumobot, workshop

nHi Everybody!nnWe are having an open workshop on February 16th from 7-9 (or later).  Open workshops are just times where somebody has decided to open the hive for open projects to be worked on.  Whoever hosts an open workshop gets to also set a theme.  You don’t have to work on a project with the theme but if you are interested in said theme, then feel free to come on down and participate!nnThis workshop is hosted by Craig Smith and the theme is the upcoming sumobot competition.  We will be working on all the agenda items for the event.  Things like: logistics, party planning, poster artwork, building sumo rings, building sumobots, kinect sumobot hacking, whatever you can think of.nnThere will be many other sumobot meetings.  This is just the kick off meeting for the event.nnMark you calendars: Feb 16th, 7-9pmnnNo sign-up or fee, just show up.nnn

Prepare your Warmachine!

By zombiecraig on Under sumobot

nHive13 is having a** Sumobot Competition** on April 16th from 6pm-9pm!  Everyone is welcome to either compete or just show up to watch.  We will be teaming up with our friends at Cincinnati Fitness Boxing so we can bring you the sumobot tournament from inside a real boxing ring!!  (Cincy was out of spare sumo rings, sue me)nnHive13 Sumobot WarmachinesFor more information visit the wiki page.  We want to give all the competitors plenty of notice so they can have plenty of time to test out their crazy ideas.  If you want to compete use the signup form at are still looking for donations that we can use for prizes for this competition.  Email if you or your company has something they can contribute.nnMore info will be posted later.nnn

2929 Spring Grove Ave

Cincinnati, Oh 45225